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Pope Francis with Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in the Vatican, Nov. 10, 2017. L'Osservatore Romano.

Justice and Peace Commissions Offer an "indispensable service": Pope Francis

The pope said that justice and peace could be built only through ‘two paths.’

A poster announcing the virtual pilgrimage of members of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA). Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Launched Virtual Pilgrimage in West Africa to Showcase Testimonies of “justice issues”

The online pilgrimage, which members of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA) launched is expected to feature people’s “contributions to the struggle for justice”, the Catholic Church leaders have said in a statement. 

Benson Njiru Ndwiga and his younger brother Emmanuel Mutura Ndwiga. Credit: Courtesy Photo

International Catholic Entity Demands Justice after Death of Two Sets of Brothers in Kenya

An international Catholic activist organization has launched an online campaign to compel the government of the East African country to grant justice to families that have lost their members in suspected extra-judicial killings and acts of banditry in the country.

Laurent Cardinal Monsengwo Pasinya of the Democratic Republic of Congo who died 11 July 2021 aged 81/ Credit: Archdiocese of Kinshasa

Late Congolese Cardinal Eulogized as a Champion of Justice, Civil Rights for Marginalized

Catholic Church leaders and government officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have eulogized the Archbishop emeritus of Kinshasa, Laurent Cardinal Monsengwo Pasinya, as a champion of justice and civil rights of the marginalized in the Central African nation and beyond.

A poster announcing the 2021 Youth Day celebrations in South Africa' Kroonstad Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Young People in South Africa Urged to Stand Up for Jesus, Justice, Peace on Youth Day

The Bishop of South Africa’s Catholic Diocese of Kroonstad has called upon young people in the country to be witnesses of Jesus Christ in their families and society and to stand up for justice and peace ahead of the country’s Youth Day on Wednesday, June 16.

Late Sr. Veronica Rackova. Credit: Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit (SSpS).

At Anniversary, South Sudanese Bishop Urges Justice for Murdered Missionary Nun

On the fifth anniversary since the death of a missionary Sister who was serving in South Sudan’s Yei Diocese, the Local Ordinary of the South Sudanese Diocese has emphasized the need for justice for the Catholic Nun.

Members of of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) and Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) during their annual joint meeting at the Saint James Catholic Church, Osu, Accra. Credit: GCBC

Four Concerns Christian Leaders in Ghana Want Addressed for Peace, Harmony, Justice

Christian leaders in Ghana have, in a collective statement at the end of their Annual Joint Meeting, outlined four concerns, which they want addressed in view of achieving peace, harmony and Justice in the West African nation.

The Late Archbishop emeritus of Cameroon's Douala Archdiocese, Christian Cardinal Tumi who was laid to rest on 20 April 2021. Courtesy Photo

At Burial, Cameroon’s Cardinal Eulogized as Promoter of Communion, Human Dignity, Justice

The late Cameroon’s Christian Cardinal Tumi has been, at his burial Tuesday, April 20, remembered for fostering reconciliation, communion, human dignity, and justice in the Central African nation.

Late Sr. Matilda Mulengachonzi who died October 25 at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka, Zambia. / Little Servants of Mary Immaculate (LSMI).

Sisters in Zambia Waiting for Justice After Nun Succumbs to Injuries from August Attack

Sisters of the Little Servants of Mary Immaculate (LSMI) in Zambia are still waiting for answers from authorities concerning the August attack that left two members of their Religious Order seriously injured.

Fr. Emmanuel Wohi Nin (left) Secretary-General of the Episcopal Conference of Ivory Coast (CECCI) presenting the Pastoral Letter of the Bishops on Reconciliation, Justice, and Peace, at a press conference Tuesday, July 21.

Bishops in Ivory Coast Highlight Conditions for Achieving Reconciliation, Justice, Peace

Catholic Bishops in Ivory Coast have, in their Pastoral Letter, highlighted the conditions necessary for achieving reconciliation, justice and peace in the West African nation amid rising political tensions ahead of the presidential election scheduled for October 2020.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu of Juba Archdiocese. / Radio Bakhita, Juba

“Reconciliation the only remedy to this broken nation”: South Sudanese Prelate at Easter

The need for reconciliation in the world’s youngest nation where a government of national unity has recently been put in place was a key highlight of the Easter message of the Archbishop of the country’s only Metropolitan See, Juba Archdiocese. The South Sudanese Prelate described his country as “broken” and in need of “God’s intervention.” 

An image depicting the intersection between Church and politics. The Church in Togo and Ivory Coast has been accused by the governments of being partial.

African Church Leaders’ Efforts for Electoral Truth, Justice “a noble fight”: A Reflection

A week after the Catholic Church in Togo was denied an observer role in the upcoming presidential elections by the government, an African missionary serving in the West African country has termed as “a noble fight” efforts by the Church on the continent to pursue truth and justice during elections.

Bishop Nicodème Anani Barrigah-Benissan of Atakpamé diocese, Togo,delegate to the 4th Pan-African Congress on Divine Mercy in Ouagadougou Burkina Faso: November 21, 2019 / ACI Africa

“Africa trapped in its suffering justice,” Needs Justice “transformed by mercy”: Bishop

A Bishop from the West African country of Togo has faulted the justice system institutionalized by many nations in Africa describing it as “suffering justice” and proposed a legal system that is oriented toward social cohesion, “transformed by mercy.”